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ERIC Number: EJ724758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Equations with Parameters: A Locus Approach
Abramovich, Sergei; Norton, Anderson
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v25 n1 p5-28 2006
This paper introduces technology-based teaching ideas that facilitate the development of qualitative reasoning techniques in the context of quadratic equations with parameters. It reflects on activities designed for and used with prospective secondary mathematics teachers in accord with standards for teaching and recommendations for teachers in North America. The main educational implications of the proposed didactics include an emphasis on using geometric constructions in the context of algebra, emergence of residual mental power that can be used in the absence of technology, and development of skills in problem posing. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America